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Product Description

Rose is lonely, and sick of coming home each day to a dark, empty house. Saffy’s off with Sarah, Indigo has his paper round, Eve’s in quarantine in the shed, and who knows where Caddy is since she disappeared with Michael’s postcards! The only one around is David, and Rose would rather be alone than with him! She needs to find a way to make life feel like fun again. And a girl as fierce and brave as Rose WILL get what she wants… won’t she?

“Here’s a book that truly proves the joys to be had from reading.” Books for Keeps

“It does what we hope JK Rowling would do: it makes everything you wish for come true, including the unlikeliest of outcomes.” Sunday Times

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780340989081

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books

Date published

September 3rd, 2009

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.4; Middle years; 8.0 points

Other details
  • 288 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Hilary McKay

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Hilary McKay was born in Boston, Lincolnshire and is the eldest of four girls. From a very early age she read voraciously and grew up in a household of readers. Hilary says of herself as a child “I anaesthetised myself against the big bad world with large doses of literature. The local library was as familiar to me as my own home.”

After reading Botany and Zoology at St. Andrew’s University Hilary then went on to work as a biochemist in an Analysis Department. Hilary enjoyed the work but at the same time had a burning desire to write. After the birth of her two children, Hilary wanted to devote more time to bringing up her children and writing so decided to leave her job.

One of the best things about being a writer, says Hilary, is receiving letters from children. She wishes that she had written to authors as a child, but it never occurred to her to contact them!

Hilary has written many books but is probably best known for the award-winning Casson family series.

Hilary now lives in a small village in Derbyshire with her family. When not writing Hilary loves walking, reading, and having friends to stay.

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  1. Sheila, Scholastic Staff
    on 3 March 2011

    Full of love and loyalty

    In the Casson family Rose is the youngest, the baby, and everyone treats her with absent minded affection but don’t seem to take her seriously. But Rose has her own ideas and needs, and what she wants for the family and is determined to sort everything out.

    She’s funny, stubborn and full of love and loyalty – she’ll make you laugh and bring a lump to your throat – and you want her to succeed so much. Rose’s family and friends love each other but sometimes it’s hard to make it all work right when it needs to!

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What kids think

  1. Giraffe zebra 113509

    heart29
    on 6 March 2014

    Loved it, fantastic cover; truly effects the story

    4out of 5